Happy New Year’s Eve!
We here at the Center for Limnology wish you a 2015 filled with opportunities to get out on your favorite lake, river, stream or wetland. As a final post of the year, below are snippets of our top 3 posts from the year. As usual, stories about ice and clear water led the way!
1. Ice is Nice: Three Perks to the Polar Vortex
1. Ice Caves
For the first time in 5 years, winter temps have been frigid and consistent enough to form lake ice safe enough to walk out to the caves. This recent blog post from our friends at the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute takes us there, courtesy of Marie Zhuikov’s short entry. Or check out this from Smithsonian.com – full of beautiful pictures. If you live within driving distance of the Apostle Islands, this should really be on your bucket list. Just check the ice conditions first. There’s no quicker way to ruin a hike to the ice caves than turning it into a swim! Continue reading
2. Thickest Lake Ice in Decades May Last Into Spring
That picture led to the following story on The Capital Times website.
3. Clear-Water Phase: Are We Missing Lake Mendota’s Window?
As always, thanks for reading! We’ll see you next year.